Gratitude on Display

One thing we do in November is put our gratitude on display. Practicing gratitude trains us to be in the moment, to slow down when life gets crazy, look around and realize life is pretty awesome. It won't take away our troubles but, the deliberate act of practicing gratitude at the end of the day... Continue Reading →

Give thanks in the everyday

We are practicing gratitude with our 30 Things around here. Because every little thing is a gift. It is a reason to give thanks. I am working my way to 1,000 things…because we all need more thankfulness, recognize His gift, big and small, in our life. Taking account of the little, everyday things in our... Continue Reading →

4 ways to get everything you ever wanted

The Halloween decorations have been stored away. I am finding empty candy wrappers on the floor...evidence of trick-or-treating overboard.  And we know what season follows Halloween? Not Christmas, like advertisers would like us to believe. It's the season of gratitude...November. 4 Ways to Get Everything You Ever Wanted:  Want Less. The grass is greener...resist the... Continue Reading →

30 Things: Grace

Thanksgiving is on Thursday (like you don't know that). All across America we will be sitting down around a dinner table with family and friends. We be sharing in food and fellowship. We will be sharing what we are grateful for. And, we will be saying grace before we dig into good food. I came... Continue Reading →

Just Gratitude

Thirty Things: 30 Days of Gratitude | If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along!

30 Things: Art | Chihuly Exhibit

The following photos were taken at the Denver Botanic Garden's Chihuly exhibit, showing through November 30th. It's the little things to give thanks in. Thirty Things: 30 Days of Gratitude | If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here.

30 Things…Joy in Enough

All month we have practiced intentional gratitude, and then this happens... The text came to me while I was at the office. She was frantic. Her most wanted thing of the season was on sale online...today only! My tween insisted it was "an emergency." Yep, she actually thought buying an item on sale was an... Continue Reading →

Just Gratitude

If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along! * * * * *   Be a Small Seed | Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan's Purse is November 17-24! The mission of OCC is "...to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to... Continue Reading →

30 Things | Gratitude Round Up

So, how is your November? I have been reading on Facebook that many of you are writing 30 days of gratitude. And, that is an awesome thing! This month is flying by, holiday TV ads are in full force, and even as I say that I know that it's not true...they will bombard us with... Continue Reading →

30 Things: Gratitude for My Body

  I see the magazines working that Photoshop We know that sh** ain't real Come on now, make it stop If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up 'Cause every inch of you is perfect From the bottom to the top" ~Meghan Trainer, "All About That Bass" Only human beings would take something beautiful... Continue Reading →

Just Gratitude

Thirty Things: 30 Days of Gratitude | If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along!

30 Things | 30 Days of Gratitude: Friendship Lost

30 THINGS: ONE THING ORANGE. THE ORANGE SCARF | Okay, this scarf is more coral than orange..sometimes it looks a little pink, like here, but definitely it is in the orange family. I love this scarf because it is "my" color. I love it because of who gave it to me. Every time I wear... Continue Reading →

Practicing Intentional Gratitude is Important

November... It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time for family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if we have financial problems, health issues, are struggling emotionally, whatever, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Human beings are funny. We tend to think... Continue Reading →

30 Things | Gratitude Craft Idea

About five years ago we started a November tradition of intentional gratitude. To make it more fun for the girls, I try to come up with a craft idea to display our gratitude list every year. The first year we made a turkey "stuffed" with blessings. Year two was a thankful tree. Year three was... Continue Reading →

30 Days of Gratitude | 30 Things

I know everyone is still in Halloween-mode, but I am excited about next month! All November, a full thirty day, I am talking about gratitude. Why thirty days of gratitude? Did you know showing gratitude for the little things you have will make you a happier person? Who could use more happy? I know I... Continue Reading →

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